The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 68 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 98 96 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 2.99% 2.84%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 6.50% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 36
Average daily rate £375 £279 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.52% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.55 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.95 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £13.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+67.57% -8.50%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1562 1478 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.15% 45.97% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 751 567
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 99 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.03 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -23 36 £325 +11.11% 15
Cheshire +2 34 £500 +354.54% 7
Merseyside -8 11 £375 +120.58% 3
Lancashire +4 10 £400 -2.43%
Cumbria -11 1 £350 -30.00%
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 87 (41.63%) Windows
2 62 (29.67%) VMware
3 56 (26.79%) Active Directory
4 55 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 55 (26.32%) Cisco
5 53 (25.36%) Windows Server
6 51 (24.40%) Citrix
7 38 (18.18%) IBM
7 38 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 37 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (17.70%) Finance
9 36 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (16.27%) Security Cleared
11 33 (15.79%) Migration
12 32 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
13 31 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (14.35%) 3PAR
14 30 (14.35%) SQL
15 28 (13.40%) ITIL
16 25 (11.96%) Linux
17 24 (11.48%) WAN
18 23 (11.00%) SAN
19 22 (10.53%) MS Office
20 21 (10.05%) EMC
20 21 (10.05%) SC Cleared
20 21 (10.05%) PowerShell
21 20 (9.57%) Hyper-V
21 20 (9.57%) Mentoring
21 20 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (8.13%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.83%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.35%) Confluence
6 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.91%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.91%) IIS
9 3 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.44%) Exstream Dialogue
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.96%) Drupal
10 2 (0.96%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.96%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (10.53%) MS Office
2 18 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.44%) Exstream
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.96%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.96%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.48%) HFM
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.26%) Office 365
2 5 (2.39%) IaaS
3 4 (1.91%) PaaS
4 2 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.48%) WAN
2 23 (11.00%) SAN
3 16 (7.66%) DHCP
4 15 (7.18%) DNS
5 14 (6.70%) LAN
6 11 (5.26%) NetScaler
7 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.31%) Firewall
9 7 (3.35%) VPN
10 6 (2.87%) VoIP
11 5 (2.39%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.91%) SNMP
12 4 (1.91%) VLAN
13 3 (1.44%) DMZ
13 3 (1.44%) FTP
13 3 (1.44%) HTTP
13 3 (1.44%) Intranet
13 3 (1.44%) Network Security
14 2 (0.96%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.39%) DB2
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) MS Access
5 2 (0.96%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Selenium
2 16 (7.66%) JIRA
3 13 (6.22%) Cucumber
3 13 (6.22%) HP UFT
3 13 (6.22%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.39%) eggPlant
4 5 (2.39%) JMeter
5 4 (1.91%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.91%) Toad
6 3 (1.44%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (17.70%) Finance
2 11 (5.26%) Banking
3 7 (3.35%) Retail
3 7 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.44%) Games
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Front Office
6 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (19.14%) Analyst
2 25 (11.96%) Architect
3 20 (9.57%) Test Analyst
4 18 (8.61%) Consultant
5 14 (6.70%) IT Engineer
6 13 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.26%) Tester
8 10 (4.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Test Manager
9 8 (3.83%) IT Support
9 8 (3.83%) Storage Architect
9 8 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.35%) Designer
10 7 (3.35%) IT Architect
10 7 (3.35%) IT Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.87%) Citrix Specialist
11 6 (2.87%) Implementation Manager
11 6 (2.87%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.83%) JSON
2 7 (3.35%) .NET
3 6 (2.87%) WSDL
4 5 (2.39%) Middleware
4 5 (2.39%) SOAP
4 5 (2.39%) XML
5 2 (0.96%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.96%) Web Services
5 2 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.48%) REST
6 1 (0.48%) RESTful
6 1 (0.48%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.26%) PMI
3 10 (4.78%) Clustering
4 9 (4.31%) FlexPod
5 8 (3.83%) VCE vBlock
6 7 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.35%) Replication
7 5 (2.39%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.39%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.91%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.91%) HP Storage
8 4 (1.91%) PKI
9 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.44%) HP Superdome
9 3 (1.44%) Life Science
9 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.44%) Wiki
10 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.63%) Windows
2 53 (25.36%) Windows Server
3 36 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (11.96%) Linux
6 20 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (8.61%) HPUX
8 15 (7.18%) AIX
8 15 (7.18%) Solaris
8 15 (7.18%) Unix
9 10 (4.78%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.91%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.44%) Android
12 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.96%) NetWare
13 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.79%) Migration
2 28 (13.40%) ITIL
3 20 (9.57%) Mentoring
4 18 (8.61%) Project Management
5 17 (8.13%) Functional Testing
5 17 (8.13%) Test Scripting
6 16 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (7.18%) Defect Management
8 14 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (5.74%) Coaching
10 12 (5.74%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (5.74%) Test Strategy
11 10 (4.78%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.78%) Service Management
12 9 (4.31%) Kanban
12 9 (4.31%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.31%) Scrum
13 8 (3.83%) Feature Driven Development
13 8 (3.83%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.35%) SQL
2 21 (10.05%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.31%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.87%) Java
5 5 (2.39%) VBScript
6 4 (1.91%) C#
7 3 (1.44%) C
7 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.44%) Python
8 2 (0.96%) ABAP
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
8 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) R
9 1 (0.48%) Ruby
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.18%) MCSE
5 11 (5.26%) MCP
5 11 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 9 (4.31%) ISEB
6 9 (4.31%) MCSA
7 8 (3.83%) CCNA
7 8 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.35%) RHCE
9 6 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.39%) CCNP
11 4 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.91%) HND
11 4 (1.91%) MCITP
11 4 (1.91%) RHCA
12 3 (1.44%) ACSP
12 3 (1.44%) Degree
12 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.66%) QA
2 11 (5.26%) SLA
3 5 (2.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 56 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.70%) vSphere
4 14 (6.70%) XenApp
5 12 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 10 (4.78%) XenServer
8 5 (2.39%) Xen
9 4 (1.91%) Brightmail
10 2 (0.96%) NFS
10 2 (0.96%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.48%) KVM
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (8.61%) SCCM
3 11 (5.26%) OpenView
4 9 (4.31%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.83%) SCOM
5 8 (3.83%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.91%) Puppet
6 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (1.91%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.44%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.44%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (1.44%) Nagios
8 2 (0.96%) DameWare
8 2 (0.96%) WSUS
9 1 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.48%) vRealize
9 1 (0.48%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 62 (29.67%) VMware
2 55 (26.32%) Cisco
2 55 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 51 (24.40%) Citrix
4 38 (18.18%) IBM
5 30 (14.35%) 3PAR
6 21 (10.05%) EMC
7 18 (8.61%) Oracle
8 17 (8.13%) Dell
8 17 (8.13%) NetApp
9 14 (6.70%) Red Hat
10 10 (4.78%) Symantec
11 9 (4.31%) AppSense
11 9 (4.31%) Sun
12 8 (3.83%) Brocade
13 7 (3.35%) Compaq
13 7 (3.35%) ProCurve
13 7 (3.35%) SAP
13 7 (3.35%) ThinPrint
14 5 (2.39%) Telerik
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